The Labour Party has over 2000 members in Canterbury & Whitstable and is continuing to grow. In June 2017 we elected Rosie Duffield as MP for Canterbury, overturning a majority of almost 10.000 and finally ensuring that Canterbury has a progressive, modern voice in parliament.

We have four city councillors and are the only credible and effective opposition to the Conservative’s agenda of austerity. We are standing up for vital local services, jobs, growth, decent housing and the environment. Join us.

Cider with Rosie

Kevin Flack, Chair of Swanley Labour Party reflects on last Saturday's victory party at the Whitstable Labour Club: "In last year’s Swanley by-elections, we were helped by a great Labour team from Canterbury, including a really enthusiastic activist called Rosie...
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Rosie says cuts to Kent & Canterbury “not good enough”

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Rosie attends Great Get Together

Yesterday I was delighted to join one of the many Great Get Together lunches happening across Canterbury, Whitstable and the Villages organised in memory of Jo Cox, aiming to bring together the huge mix of people that make up the community in our fantastic...
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Rosie answers questions from local students

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Students speak out in support of their right to vote

In the last couple of weeks several people have written into the local paper complaining that students within Canterbury were recently allowed to vote in the General Election. Amber Bytheway, a Psychology student who last year won the University of Kent's Fundraiser...
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Local councillor speaks out on fire safety

I wrote this morning to the Chief Executive of Canterbury City Council re fire safety in our tower blocks.  This is my note and the initial reply.  Our thoughts and the thoughts of all here at the Labour Group and Party are with the residents of Grenfell, their...
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Rosie appears at Canterbury Pride

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Congratulations flood in from across Canterbury

Messages of congratulations have been flooding into our office since the election of Rosie Duffield last week. The General Election campaign has involved hundreds of local people and caught the imagination of thousands of people who wanted to pass on their messages of...
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Councillor Simon Warley responds to by-election win

Simon Warley, winner of the Westgate ward by-election, has spoken of his delight at taking the council seat previously held by the Conservatives. On a stunning night for Labour in Canterbury, Simon took the seat with 1,761 votes, beating the Conservatives (929 votes)...
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Rosie wins in Canterbury

Labour has won Canterbury, a seat the Tories have held for 100 years. The party made huge gains in a seat that has existed in some form since 1387 – and has never been held by Labour. The last time the Tories lost the seat was to Whig politician John Baker, who took...
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